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104th Fighter Wing Graduates 39 Members from the Community College of the Air Force with Degrees

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December 1, 2017

 

 

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104th Fighter Wing Graduates 39 Members from the Community College of the Air Force with Degrees

 

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing graduated 39 enlisted members from the Community College of the Air Force with Associates in Applied Science in a variety of fields.  The CCAF program is an accredited college that allows airmen to receive credit for their Air Force training while working toward a degree in their Air Force Specialty Code.

 

“The CCAF degree shows professionalism in their Air Force career and allows them to convert their Air Force skills into a degree,” said Col. James Suhr, 104th Fighter Wing commander. “They remain focused, attending college and aligning their goals of completing a degree. I am proud of our Airmen leading the way through education and serving their country.”  

 

When asked about the importance of CCAF degrees Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gallagher said “I feel that education is a vital part of personal and professional development. It was important for me to earn because I want to set myself up for success and opportunities within the military, as well as, the civilian world.”

 

Gallagher's first CCAF was in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Sept. 27, 2013. She worked in the engine shop from 2007-2015.

 

 

“I am very much honored to have now earned my second CCAF degree,” said Gallagher. “I know I will be utilizing these credentials when I transition back to the civilian workforce, even if it is 15+ years away. This program provides a great service for Airman pursing their desire to start or enhance their skills and education.”

 

39 Members graduate from CCAF with Associate Degrees:

 

 

- Master Sgt. Craig Berthaiume, Associate in Applied Science, Avionics Systems Technology

- Chief Master Sgt. Mark Bolduc, Associate in Applied Science, Maintenance Production Management, and Emergency Management

- Tech. Sgt. Randolph Bonin, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Senior Master Sgt. Peter Bottalico, Associate in Applied Science, Intelligence Studies and Technology, and Emergency Management

- Staff Sgt. Adam Bourdon, Associates in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Master Sgt. Edward Callahan, Associate in Applied Science, Logistics

- Senior Airman Calvin Cooper, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Management

- Master Kenneth Crochiere, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Robert Cyr, Associate in Applied Science, Avionics Systems Technology

- Master Sgt. Miguel Diaz, Associate in Applied Science, Avionics Systems Technology

- Master Sgt. Richard Duquette, Associate in Applied Science, Logistics

- Senior Airman Thomas Filburn, Associate in Applied Science, Information Systems Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Judith Flores, Associate in Applied Science, Information Management

- Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gallagher, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration

- Tech. Sgt. Garrett Greene, Associate in Applied Science, Intelligence Studies & Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Joseph Harbachuk, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Master Sgt. Jennifer Hartwig, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Management

- Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Hill, Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Armament Systems Technology

- Master Sgt. Michael Hilton, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Sara Jacobsen, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Staff Sgt. Alexandro Laftsidis, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Gregory Liptak, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Gary Lochhead, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. Angelica Mendoza, Associate in Applied Science, Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology

- Master Sgt. Jeremian McClosky, Associate in Applied Science, Explosive Ordnance Disposal

- Senior Master Sgt. Christopher McCrary, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Management

- Senior Master Sgt. Shayne Newton, Associate in Applied Science, Practical Nursing Technology

- Staff Sgt. Eric Oathouot, Associate in Applied Science, Emergency Management

- Staff Sgt. Cecilio Orta, Associate in Applied Science, Practical Nursing Technology

- Tech. Sgt. James Quigley, Associate in Applied Science, Public Health Technology

- Master Sgt. William Sabadosa, Associate in Applied Science, Avionic Systems Technology

- Staff Sgt. Adam Smith, Associate in Applied Science, Maintenance Production Management

- Master Sgt. Howard Smith, Associate in Applied Science, Munitions Systems Technology

- Master Dawn Soldan, Associate in Applied Science, Human Resource Management

- Master Sgt. Robert Stec, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey St. Jean, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

- Master Sgt. David Sutherland, Associate in Applied Science, Intelligence Studies & Technology

- Staff Sgt. John Turtellote, Associate in Applied Science, Explosive Ordinance Disposal

- Staff Sgt. Amber Trombley, Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology

- Tech. Sgt. James Warner, Associate in Applied Science, Aviation Management

 

 

 

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The 104th Fighter Wing provides highly trained personnel ready to provide Air Superiority on demand anywhere in the world with 21 assigned F-15C Eagle Aircraft. The 104th also sits 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert, providing armed F-15 fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the northeast United States from any airborne threat protecting one-quarter of the nation's population and over one-third of the Gross Domestic Product.  The Wing is always on call to provide emergency response to include security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support to the nation and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.